An in-depth look into the duality of the Deep Web—how its anonymity allows free communication and the trade of illegal goods and services. See how it impacts the real world today, and how it could evolve over the next few years.
In Operation Onymous, 17 people were arrested and 414 different .onion domains were seized by various law enforcement agencies around the world. Soon after, new marketplaces using I2P and new currencies sprung up. Read more on Deep Web shutdowns.
Why would something as ordinary as a new kind of top-level domain (TLD) name interest anybody today? Is the level of attention it may receive, especially from security industry observers, even warranted? In the case of .bit, we believe it is.
This research paper offers a glimpse into Japan's unique cybercriminal underground—it's economy, the cybercriminals' activities, and a marketplace characterized by the taboo, the illegal, and the vindictive.
Different cybercriminal underground markets offer a distinct list of tools and services. Here's a list of known products and services that are available in the Chinese, Russian, and Brazilian underground.
Established back in 2004, the Russian underground market was the first to offer crimeware to cybercriminals. Up to this day, it continues to thrive and evolve despite the evident drop in market prices.